Dr. Goldstein cares about the health of your mouth—and the mouth can have other issues going on outside of things dealing specifically with teeth. For instance, many people deal with moderate to severe jaw pain known as TMD. Dr. Todd Goldstein is trained and ready to help treat any of his patients in the Manhattan and nearby areas who suffer from this condition.
What Is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is located in the upper corner of either side of the jaw and connects the jaw to the skull. It allows the jaw to open and close for speech and for chewing food.
TMD, on the other hand, stands for temporomandibular joint disorder to symbolize when something is wrong with the joint that starts causing pain and discomfort.
Causes of TMJ/TMD
TMD can be caused by a number of things, including misalignment of the jaw or teeth, injury to your teeth or your jaw, excessive teeth grinding, poor posture, arthritis, stress, or excessively chewing things such as gum. Your TMJ can flare up through constant, persistent use, stress, or a combination of both.
Signs You Might Have TMD
You might be dealing with TMD if you notice that you deal with the following on a regular basis:
- Jaw Pain.
- Joint Clicking.
- Locking of Joint.
- Difficulty Chewing.
- Pain in the Ear, Face, or Mouth.
- Tenderness in Jaw.
- Muscle Spasms.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, call our office. Dr. Goldstein can give you a TMJ consultation so our team can help treat your pain and get you back to health as soon as possible.
Treatment for TMJ/TMD with Todd Goldstein DDS
Dr. Goldstein understands how painful and uncomfortable TMJ disorder can be, which is why he offers two types of treatment:
- Mouthguards: If you’re unconsciously clenching or grinding your teeth at night, TMJ mouthguards can help keep your jaw in a neutral position and your teeth naturally parted to protect your teeth. Minimizing grinding and clenching can make a big difference in TMD.
- NTI Appliances: Dr. Goldstein also uses NTI—tension suppression—appliances to help patients dealing with migraine pain and tension headaches. He’s found that these tension suppression appliances also help patients suffering from jaw pain caused by TMD/TMJ.
TMD pain can come in many shapes and forms, but Dr. Goldstein has found these treatments to help many of his patients suffering from this disorder. Don’t live with the pain any longer, call Dr. Goldstein today!
Get Treatment for Your TMD Today
Get in touch with Dr. Todd Goldstein today to set up an appointment for a consultation on jaw pain. You can even schedule a virtual consultation to fit around your schedule. Dr. Goldstein is here to help provide you the relief you’ve been looking for!